SPECIAL Council Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2019

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. The meeting was held at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The following people were present:

Richard J. Tonini

Councilmember Bernie Bowling                                           Councilmember Stuart Monohan
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                Councilmember Mary Jo Nay - Absent
Councilmember Frank Flynn - Absent                                  Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                               Councilmember Tony Weiter

John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer

Harry Boarders, Attorney for Korrect Optical


The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.


A motion was made by Councilmember Holland to approve to the minutes from the September 10, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Bowling and Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.


No one choose to address the councilmembers at that time.



No discussion took place due to the topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-06                                                              MAINTENANCE STANDARDS and     - Tabled
                                                                                        NUISANCE ORDINANCE

No discussion took place due topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-10                                                             GOLF CART ALLOWANCE               – Tabled

No discussion took place due to topic being tabled other than in public comments.

ORDINANCE 19-12                                                             2019-2020 AD VALOREM                  JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                                                       TAX RATE 
                                                                                       2nd Reading

Mr. Singler summarized Ordinance 19-12 stating the City of St. Matthews property tax rate for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 would remain at the same rate from the last fiscal year, .20 cents per $100 of PVA assessed value. It also includes a 40% discount if the property tax bill is paid prior to October 31, 2019. The face value of the bill will be in place from November 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, the tax bill would include penalties and interest. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading of Ordinance 19-12. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Clark and Monohan.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, and Olson. No Votes: None.


MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-14                                                    OFF-PREMISE SIGN                         JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                                                        KORRECT OPTICAL

Jack Ruf, Sign Officer for the City of St. Matthews, asked the council to review an application to allow an existing off-premise sign to remain. The sign is located on an adjacent lot where it has existed for over 15 years. Councilmember Monohan made a motion to accept MO 19-14. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-15                                                     ACCEPTANCE OF HEALTH              JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                                                         INSURANCE CONTRACT

Mr. Singler reviewed the action contained in Municipal Order 19-15 allowing the City of St. Matthews to enter into a contract for health insurance with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. A motion to accept MO 19-15 was made by Councilmember Monohan. His motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.


Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $76,996.76 The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmember Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, and Olson. No votes: None.


· Councilmember Holland inquired of the date when one of rental houses will be available. Susan Clark, City Clerk, relayed the date to vacate given was October 1, 2019.


Mr. Singler stated the judge on a previously dismissed case has reversed her decision and is going to allow one point to go forward.


Mayor Tonini brought-up for discussion the following items:

· STM stickers will be ordered to be placed in the tax bill envelopes. He asked the councilmembers for the option they liked best. It was agreed option #3, with STM including St. Matthews, KY seemed to have the best balance.
· Approval for easement access will be on the October 8 agenda for Primrose Drive.
· Bids are out for replacing the roof at the old city hall on Thierman Lane.
· Mayor Tonini will be attending a architectural conference in Cincinnati where the St Matthews library has been named the top winner for the AIA Honorary Award for the Commonwelth of Kentucky for architectural design of the St Matthews library.
· A separate bank account is needed for federal forfeiture funds that are generated thru the St. Matthews Police Department. Stockyards Banks has been chosen by Susan Clark, City Clerk and Treasurer. All councilmembers in attendance were fine with the bank selection and purpose of the account. City rules require checks written on this account to have 2 signatures, any combination of Susan Clark, Mayor Rick Tonini or Councilmember Bernie Bowling are approved.
· Tax bills are being printed by the Office of the Jefferson County PVA this year. The layout is slightly different. A sample was distributed for review. The cost of printing is covered in the expense of the obtaining the tax rolls, so it is savings to the city.
· The Kentucky League of Cities meeting is in Covington this year September 24-27, 2019.


Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Monohan.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 5:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
AD Plus   Admin. – Shirts $59.15
American Legal Publishing   Admin. – Ordinance Internet Renewal $350.00
Anderson Sales & Service   Works – Supplies $682.90
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $350.71
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Physicals/Random Drug Test $2,002.76
Bill Collins Ford   Police – Vehicle Repair $88.58
BMS   All – Health Ins. Administrative Fee $359.25
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repair $520.12
CDW Government   City Hall – Computer Renewal $208.03
Chamber of St. Matthews   Admin. – Program Support $18,500.00
Chapman Heating and Cooling   Comm. Park – Concession Stand Eval. $115.00
Christmas Done Bright   Brown Park – Decorations $540.00
Cincinnati Marriott @ River Center   Admin. – KLC Training $2,848.22
Detectachem   Police – Mobile Drug Testing $135.60
Earth First   Works – Midnight Mulch $394.00
Galls   Police – Uniform/Parts $151.76
General Rubber   Works – JIC Fitting Gates $60.19
Gulf States Distributors   Police – Ammunition $2,800.00
Kiesler’s Police Supply   Police – Training Supplies $2,742.50
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Straw $90.00
Louisville Water   Works – Water $3,343.73
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $38.31
Mini Mix of Louisville, Inc.   Works – Concrete $610.74
NAPA Auto   Works – Supplies & Materials $929.49
Oxmoor Ford   Police – Vehicle Repair $182.40
PNC   All – Misc. $3,688.97
S&D Coffee   All – Coffee $341.29
Security Systems   Police/Works – Monitoring $74.00
Senior Care Experts   Admin. – Program Support $9,000.00
Sparkle Brite III   Police – Vehice Wash $272.00
Spectrum   City Hall – Internet Services $164.98
St. Matthews Area Ministries   Admin. – Program Support $4,375.00
Stationers Inc.   Police – Notebooks $82.95
Sterling Thompson Insurance Company   Admin. – Bonding Renewal $3,054.00
The Courier-Journal   Admin. – Legal Ad Publications $614.23
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $140.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $119.97
Valvoline   All – Vehicle Maintenance $492.42
Verizon   All – Cell Phones/MDT’s $2,727.36
Victoria’s Catering   Admin. – Deposit for Event $6,000.00
Welder’s Supply   Works – Compressed Air $33.48
Wilson Equipment   Works – Part $73.92
Library City Hall      
ASI Signage   City Hall – Signage $7,638.75
Reimbursements and Payments      
TOTAL     $76,996.76